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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Beef, Food to Drink to, Soup
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef I use 80/20
  • 12 ounces bacon sliced thin
  • 6-8 yellow potatoes cleaned and cubed
  • 2-3 celery stalks chopped
  • 2-3 carrots skinned and chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbs all purpose flour 1 Tbs at the beginning, 1 Tbs to thicken soup at the end
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 6 cups beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded plus additional for topping
  • 1/2 cup mild cheddar cheese, shredded plus additional for topping
  • 3 dill pickle spears chopped, plus more for topping
  • diced tomatoes for topping


  • Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.
  • Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  • Chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.
  • Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.
  • Add the tomato paste.
  • Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.
  • Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.
  • Add the shredded cheese and pickles. (pickle is optional)
  • Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons.